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Registration - In-house Organization

Alliance of Manufacturers & Exporters Canada (CME) / Alliance des manufacturiers et des exportateurs du Canada (MEC) / Dennis Darby, President & CEO

Registration Information

In-house Organization name: Alliance of Manufacturers & Exporters Canada (CME) / Alliance des manufacturiers et des exportateurs du Canada (MEC)
Responsible Officer Name: Dennis Darby, President & CEO  ? 
Initial registration start date: 2007-08-23
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 783087-15791

Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 1339

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 22

Version 2 of 53 (2008-03-21 to 2008-08-15)

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Version 2 of 53 (2008-03-21 to 2008-08-15) was submitted prior to the Lobbying Act coming into force on July 2, 2008. Due to different information requirements at that time, the registration is presented in the following format.

A. Organization Information

Organization: ALLIANCE OF MANUFACTURERS & EXPORTERS CANADA
6725 Airport Road
Suite 200
Mississauga, ON  L4V 1V2
Canada
Telephone number: 613-238-8888  Ext.: 4231
Fax number: 613-563-9218  
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: Jayson Myers, President  
 
Description of the organization's activities: ALLIANCE OF MANUFACTURERS & EXPORTERS CANADA OPERATING AS CANADIAN MANUFACTURERS & EXPORTERS (CME) IS A NATIONAL ASSOCIATION REPRESENTING THE INTERESTS OF CANADIAN MANUFACTURERS & EXPORTERS. CME IS CANADA'S LEADING BUSINESS NETWORK COMMITTED TO STRENGTHENING THE COMPETITIVENESS OF CANADIAN INDUSTRY AND ENABLING THE SUCCESS OF CANADIAN BUSINESSES IN WORLD MARKETS BY AGRESSIVELY AND EFFECTIVELY INFLUENCING GOVERNMENT THINKING AND ACTION AND BY DELIVERING TIMELY, RELEVANT INFORMATION AND SUPPORT OF SUPERIOR QUALITY AND VALUE
Organization's membership or classes of membership: CME'S MEMBERS ARE DRAWN FROM ALL SECTORS OF CANADA'S MANUFACTURING AND EXPORTING COMMUNITY, AND FROM ALL PROVINCES AND TERRITORIES. OVER 80% OF CME'S MEMBERS ARE SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED ENTERPRISES. THE ASSOCIATION ALSO REPRESENTS CANADA'S LEADING GLOBAL ENTERPRISES. TOGETHER CME'S MEMBERS ACCOUNT FOR AN ESTIMATED 75% OF TOTAL MANUFACTURING PRODUCTION IN CANADA AND 90% OF CANADIAN EXPORTS.
 
Was the organization funded in whole or in part by any domestic or foreign government institution in the last completed financial year? Yes
End date of the organization's last completed financial year: 2007-03-31
 
List of Government Funding
Government Institution Funding Received in Last Financial Year
AB Economic Development $20,000.00
Western Economic Diversification Canada (WED) $577,973.00
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) $1,374,144.00
Export Development Canada $182,887.00
Canadian Council on Learning - Human Resources and Social Development Canada $23,350.00
Industry Canada (IC) $327,231.00
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) $180,063.00
National Research Council (NRC) $790,802.00
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) $301,041.00
Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) $2,148,977.00

B. Lobbyists Employed by the Organization

Name: REMI BOUDREAULT
Position title: DIRECTOR, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT (QUEBEC)
Public offices held: No
 
Name: JEFF BROWNLEE
Position title: VICE PRESIDENT, COMMUNICATIONS
Public offices held: Yes
 
Name: LUC CHARTRAND
Position title: DIRECTOR, REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT (QUEBEC)
Public offices held: No
 
Name: PAUL CLIPSHAM
Position title: POLICY DIRECTOR (ONTARIO)
Public offices held: No
 
Name: NANCY COULAS
Position title: DIRECTOR, ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
Public offices held: No
 
Name: ROBERT DAVIS
Position title: VICE PRESIDENT RECHERCHE, ANALYSE ET AFFAIRES PUBLIQUES (QC)
Public offices held: No
 
Name: DIANE DE JONG
Position title: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, II
Public offices held: No
 
Name: GORDON GREAVES
Position title: ADVANCED MANUFACTURING DIRECTOR
Public offices held: No
 
Name: DAVID HAIRE
Position title: VICE PRESIDENT, BEST PRACTICES & LEAN MANAGEMENT, ATLANTIC REGION
Public offices held: No
 
Name: IAN HOWCROFT
Position title: VICE PRESIDENT (ONT)
Public offices held: No
 
Name: JOSÉ LOUIS JACOME
Position title: VICE PRESIDENT, DEVELOPMENT & COMMUNICATIONS (QUEBEC)
Public offices held: No
 
Name: ANN JANEGA
Position title: VICE PRESIDENT (NS)
Public offices held: No
 
Name: WERNER KNITTEL
Position title: VICE PRESIDENT(BC)
Public offices held: No
 
Name: RON KOSLOWSKY
Position title: VICE PRESIDENT (MB)
Public offices held: No
 
Name: JEAN-MICHEL LAURIN
Position title: VICE PRESIDEN, GLOBAL BUSINESS POLICY
Public offices held: No
 
Name: MARIA MARCHESE
Position title: DIRECTOR, WORKPLACE SAFETY & COMPENSATION (ON)
Public offices held: No
 
Name: BRIAN MCCREADY
Position title: VICE-PRESIDENT (AB)
Public offices held: No
 
Name: JAYSON MYERS
Position title: PRESIDENT
Public offices held: No
 
Name: DAVID PLANTE
Position title: VICE PRESIDENT (NB)
Public offices held: No
 
Name: CAROL ANN POLLETT
Position title: APPAREL SECTOR SPECIALIST
Public offices held: No
 
Name: JACK RADFORD
Position title: GENERAL MANAGER
Public offices held: No
 
Name: JANET SMITH
Position title: DIRECTOR, HUMAN RESOURCES
Public offices held: No
 
Name: FARID (FRED) SPIRO
Position title: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, EAC
Public offices held: No
 
Name: WILLIAM STIRLING
Position title: VICE PRESIDENT (NFLD & LABRADOR))
Public offices held: No
 
Name: JEAN-LUC TRAHAN
Position title: PRESIDENT & GENERAL MANAGER, QUEBEC
Public offices held: No
 
Name: DEBORAH TURNBULL
Position title: VICE PRESIDENT, INTERNATIONAL TRADE & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Public offices held: No
 

C. Lobbying Activity Information

Federal departments or organizations which have been or will be communicated with during the course of the undertaking: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), Atomic Energy Control Board (AECB), Canada Labour Relations Board (CLRB), Canadian Heritage (PCH), Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT), Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT), Canadian Pension Commission (CPC), Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA), Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Competition Tribunal (CT), Environment Canada, Farm Products Council of Canada (FPCC), Federal Environmental Assessment Review Office (FEARO), Federal Office of Regional Development – Quebec (FORD[Q]), Finance Canada (FIN), Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAITC), Grain Transportation Agency (GTA), Hazardous Materials Information Review Commission (HMIRC), Health Canada (HC), Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC), Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC), Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB), Industry Canada, Justice Canada (JC), Members of the House of Commons, National Defence (DND), National Energy Board (NEB), National Research Council (NRC), Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC), Prime Minister's Office (PMO), Privy Council Office (PCO), Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada (PSEPC), Public Service Commission of Canada (PSC), Public Works and Government Services Canada, Revenue Canada (RC), Senate of Canada, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Solicitor General Canada (SGC), Statistics Canada (StatCan), Technology Partnerships Canada (TPC), Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), Transport Canada (TC), Treasury Board Of Canada Secretariat (TBS), Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC), Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD)
Communication techniques that have been used or are expected to be used in the course of the undertaking:
Grass-roots communication, Informal communications, Meetings, Presentations, Telephone calls, Written communications, whether in hard copy or electronic format
 
Subject Matter: Areas of Concern: Aboriginal Affairs, Agriculture, Broadcasting, Constitutional Issues, Consumer Issues, Defence, Education, Employment and Training, Energy, Environment, Financial Institutions, Fisheries, Forestry, Government Procurement, Health, Immigration, Industry, Infrastructure, Intellectual Property, Internal Trade, International Relations, International Trade, Justice and Law Enforcement, Labour, Mining, Regional Development, Science and Technology, Small Business, Taxation and Finance, Telecommunications, Tourism, Transportation
 
Subject Matter: Retrospective: MANUFACTURING LEADERSHIP,COMPETITIVENESS, INNOVATION, WORKFORCE CAPABILITIES, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS, BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SERVICES, INFRASTRUCTURE, BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
Subject Matter: Prospective: MANUFACTURING LEADERSHIP, COMPETITIVENESS, INNOVATION, WORKFORCE CAPABILITIES, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS, BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SERVICES, INFRASTRUCTURE, BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
 
Details Regarding the Identified Subject Matter
Categories Description
Policy or Program 2006 Cdn Market Access Priorities (CIMAP): US WHTI passport reqmt impact
Regulation Access to Information
Policy or Program Advocating for the introduction of a Canadian content policy for government investments in public infrastructure modeled after similar policies in other countries
Legislative Proposal Amendments to the Access to Information Act
Legislative Proposal Amendments to the Copyright Act & Criminal Code
Legislative Proposal Amendments to the Customs Act
Legislative Proposal Amendments to the Federal Income Tax Act
Legislative Proposal Amendments to the Privacy Act
Bill or Resolution B-C43, An Act to amend the Customs Act
Bill or Resolution Bill C-11, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act and the Railway Safety Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
Bill or Resolution Bill C-2, An Act providing for conflict of interest rules, restrictions on election financing and measures respecting administrative transparency, oversight and accountability (Federal Accountability Act)
Bill or Resolution Bill C-288, An Act to ensure Canada meets its global climate change obligations under the Kyoto Protocol
Bill or Resolution Bill C-3, An Act respecting international bridges and tunnels and making a consequential amendment to another Act
Bill or Resolution Bill C-30, An Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, the Energy Efficiency Act and the Motor Vehicle Fuel Consumption Standards Act (Canada's Clean Air Act).
Regulation Canada Border Services Agency Regulations - Customs Reporting and Security Compliance Regulations including PIP, ACI and CSA and the Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS)
Legislative Proposal Canadian Environmental Protection Act
Regulation Canadian export reporting regulations
Policy or Program Categorization of domestic substances list
Policy or Program Cda's Int'l Policy Stmt
Policy or Program Cda-EU TIEA
Policy or Program Cdn Border Services Agency: Border Mgmt
Legislative Proposal Clean Air Act
Legislative Proposal Competition Policy
Legislative Proposal Developmentof a National Logistics Strategy
Policy or Program DFAIT Cda-Korea free trade, Emerging Markets Strategy, Cda-China & Cda -India Foreign Investment Protection Agrmts, Cda-Japan Jt. Study, Cda-EU Trade & Investment Enhancement Agrmt;
Policy or Program Doha Devlpt Agda before WTO
Policy or Program EC- Environmental Performance Agrmts
Policy or Program EDC Environmental Policy & ERD
Regulation Environmental Emergency Regulatory changes
Regulation Export Development Canada financing rules & regulations
Policy or Program Fed/Prov Coord.of air issues
Policy or Program Fed.-Private Sector Working Group on Pandemic Preparedness
Policy or Program Fed'l taxation/tax reform (e.g. extend tax loss carry-back provisions from 3 to 7 years; introduce an Employer's Training Tax Credit creditable against EI premiums; provide two-year depreciation for investments in manufacturing & processing equipment for a period of at least five years; provide a tax refund for companies in a financial loss position; provide loan guarantees based on refundable tax losses)
Legislative Proposal Federal Budget
Legislative Proposal Finance/CBSA - Legislaton to address influx of imports from China
Regulation Finance - NAFTA Rules of Origin and MFN Tariff Harmonization
Policy or Program Govt of Cda's Chemicals Mgmt Plan
Policy or Program Greenhouse Gas Reporting
Policy or Program Health Canada's Food and Consumer Product Safety Plan
Policy or Program HRSD comprehensive literacy & essential skills strategy devlpt
Policy or Program IC -Manufacturing 20/20
Legislative Proposal Implementation of Industry Committee's Recommendations on manufacturing competitiveness
Policy or Program Implementation of new Canada Border Services Agency programs or review of existing programs including: AMPS review, implementation of eManifest, core services review, CBSA vision for 2017 and Partners in Protection
Legislative Proposal Implementaton of recommendations made by the Industry and Public Safety Committees on counterfeiting and piracy
Regulation Imposition of License Requirements for Exports and Re-exports of Missile Technology Controlled Items Destined to Canada
Policy or Program Improving Canada's trade remedy process
Policy or Program Improving the Foreign Workers Program for manufacturers
Policy or Program Improving the SR&Ed tax credit system to make the credits refundable and reduce administrative burden
Policy or Program IRAP
Policy or Program ITCan's Global Commerce Strategy
Legislative Proposal Legislation to effectively enforce IP rights at the border & amendments to the Customs Tariff
Legislative Proposal Legislative review of Export Development Canada Act
Legislative Proposal National Pollutant Release Inventory
Regulation New Substances Notification Regulations
Legislative Proposal Notice of Intent to Develop and Implement Regulations and Other Measures to Reduce Air Emissions
Policy or Program PCO & Min. of Public Security: Nt'l Security
Policy or Program Policies: Competitiveness, Business Tax
Bill or Resolution Private Member's Bill, C-236, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (replacement workers)
Bill or Resolution Private Member's Bill C-288, An Act to ensure Canada meets its global climate change obligations under the Kyoto Protocol
Policy or Program Protocol to regulate greenhouse gases
Legislative Proposal Review of Federal Labour Standards, Amendments to the Canada Labour Code
Legislative Proposal Review of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act: Senate Standing Committee on Energy, the Environment, and Natural Resources
Policy or Program Science, Technology, Innovation
Policy or Program Security & Prosperity Partnership of N.A., Gov't performance reporting
Regulation Smart Regulations and regulatory reform
Regulation Tariff Amendments
Policy or Program Telecommunications
Legislative Proposal Trademark reform - reform of the Trademarks Act
Legislative Proposal Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act
Legislative Proposal Transportation of dangerous goods by air
Legislative Proposal User Fee Act
Regulation Wood Packing Material import requirements

Subject matters added through a communication report:
Priorities for negotiating a resolution to Buy American, Status of federal-provincial talks on developing a negotiating proposal 2008-07-10
Government institutions added through a communication report: DEC, View
Foreign Affairs, International Women's Program View